Robert M. Crawford songs, 1923-1961.


Crawford, Robert, 1899-1961. Robert M. Crawford songs, 1923-1961.

Robert M. Crawford songs, 1923-1961.

Consists of sheet music of songs, mainly with patriotic themes, by Crawford (Princeton Class of 1925), some in his hand but most of them in printed form, including the U.S. Air Force's theme song, "The Army Air Corps."

0.90 cu. ft. (1 box, 2 packages)

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Crawford, Robert, 1899-1961 (person)

Robert MacArthur Crawford was an adventurer and composer. He grew up in Alaska where he drove a stagecoach and learned to fly light aircraft. Later he went to Princeton University and then study in France where his main interest was in music and voice. He received a graduate fellowship to the Julliard School of Music. Afterwards, he gave many concerts and became known as the "Flying Baritone". In 1938, he wrote the "Air Force Song". During World War II he was a pilot in the Air Transport Command...